Gabi is in little doubt as to who Real Madrid’s player as he gently pokes the sleeping bear that is Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese is in line for the Ballon d’Or this year and helped his teams to Euro 2016 glory and the Champions League but Gabi picks another player as Real Madrid’s best, according to AS English.
“With Modric, they have recovered their best player - he's the one who makes them play and gives the team balance.”
True, Modric is the man who makes them tick but Ronaldo will be very upset that he wasn’t selected as their best players. And Gabi knows that.
Real Madrid have suffered another setback with news that Kroos will be out for a prolonged period of time and Zinedine Zidane has some work to figure out what is his best midfield come Saturday night at the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico are off to their worst start under Diego Simeone and know they must win this game in order to hold any hope of a La Liga challenge. In what will be the last Madrid derby at the stadium that Atletico have called home for 50 years, expect fireworks and plenty more jabs from Atletico’s camp and Real’s.